BSBG – Speakers

We have a whole host of experts in Straw Bale design and construction lined up to speak to you at the Big Straw Bale Gathering.

We still have a few special guest speakers to announce so stay tuned!

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Keynote Speakers

Ed & Rowena Waghorn (As seen on Grand Designs)

Building a home – enjoying the circuitous route




Barbara Jones

School Of Natural Building

Straw Trek: The Next Generation – A journey through time and spaces

Judith Thornton

Aberystwyth University

What’s in a bale and why it matters

Peter Shubert

Capital [A] Architects

Straw and other regrowing building materials for multi storey housing constructions.

Craig White

Modcell / White Design

We Can Make – Affordable Homes Renewable Materials

Peter Beresford & Henrik Saarinen

Structural Solutions

Engineering Aspects of Straw Buildings

James Shorten

Regenerative Settlement Trust

Regenerative Settlement – A New Paradigm For Planning and Eco- Development

Pete Walker

Bath University

Lecture title TBC

Emma Appleton

How can our businesses be anti-capitalist? And is that even possible?

Chris Vernon

One Planet Council

One Planet Development: an opportunity for straw

Paul Jennings

Criafolen Permaculture

Permaculture Design: Survival and Beyond Sustainability

5 for 5

Open to all

5 photos in 5 minutes – Have you done something you want to share or have a question you want to ask? Here is your chance to show your 5 slides. 



The Big Straw Bale Gathering